The news reports in Nigeria for the week of April 24-30 were dominated by the raid on a militia camp owned by the IPOB group among other topics.
Legit.ng has compiled below some of the reports which got the most attention of readers.
More details have emerged about the killing of Ikonson Commander, a leader of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a militia group linked to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
Ikonson was identified as the vice president-designate of IPOB. Security forces said he commanded series of violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and south-south of the country.
A joint operation by the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, and Department of State Services has led to the killing of one Commander Ikonson, identified as the vice president-designate of proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
Channels TV reported that six other fighters of the militia group linked to the IPOB were also killed, while two other members were arrested in the joint operation.
The residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, Omuma in Oru East Local government area, was on Saturday, April 24, torched by an unknown gang of gunmen who also succeeded in killing a security officer.
A source who spoke with Punch said the invaders in a gun battle with security operatives, shot dead two of them, adding that the inferno destroyed vehicles around the governor's house.
The Punch is reporting that the Imo commissioner for entrepreneurship and skill acquisition, Iyke Ume has been shot by unknown gunmen in the state capital, Owerri.
According to the report, there was panic in the state capital, as the armed men also shot four other motorists during the attack on Sunday night, April 25.
One of the motorists was said to have been shot while driving an unmarked security vehicle at Orji, on Owerri-Okigwe road very close to the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters.
The United States has been urged to consider relocating the headquarters of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation.
Legit.ng gathered that the appeal was made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, April 27, during a virtual meeting with US secretary of state, Anthony Blinken.
A member of the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos, who represents Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency has disclosed that there is a tendency for the National Assembly to begin impeachment moves against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking with Channels TV on Thursday, April 29, Bagos noted that the Assembly might be forced to kick-start the process if the president fails to implement security resolutions made by the lower chamber.
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have arrested the district head of Cha (Mue Ter Cha), H R H Chief Utambe Adzer for allegedly being in the possession of illegal weapons.
Nigerian Tribune citing military sources, reports that the soldiers stormed the palace of two traditional rulers in Ukum local government area of Benue state on Saturday, April 24, based on intelligence reported.
Father Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, says the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, does not pick his calls again.
The popular pastor was the one who prophesied in his 2020 New Year message the Governor Uzodinma would be sworn in as governor, even though he lost the governorship election to Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Source: Legit Newspaper